Pens and Ephemera
Pre-Owned Pens: 2018 Rotring 600 Trio
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Perhaps the most popular multi-purpose writing instrument in history is the Rotring 600 Trio. Created by genius German engineers and post-modern designers, this steel writing instrument features two ballpoint refills and a .7mm pencil! At the top of the hexagonal barrel are a red dot, blue dot and "0.7." Rotate the pen until the refill you want is listed on top and then click the tail. To retract that writing implement, twist the pen just below the clicker. All three refills appear to be working, but we don't know how long any will last. 14.9cm.
Pre-Owned Pens: 1655 Rotring 600
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Modern German industrial design and incredible quality are the hallmarks of the Rotring 600 fountain pen. These pen are masculine steel pens with a bit of heft. They also came in a variety of nib sizes. This one sports an extra-fine steel nib. It writes a fairly smooth, firm, wet medium line. The pens use standard international cartridges and converters. Ours comes with a converter and its original box and papers. The pen shows a little wear, especially along the edges of the hexagonal design. The cap closes well enough, but the snap mechanism is not as strong as it once was. Not recommended for active pockets or brief cases/purses. 14cm capped.